I wanted to use the leaves. They seem to hold scent as well as the lavender buds. My buds are promised elsewhere.
I wasn't expecting the same process to work for the tougher lavender leaves. I did do the heating/cooling process, and then I whizzed the mess in the food process to finish the breakdown process.
Ewww. I don't have to mention what the result looks like. The mess did smell like lavender, so I soldiered on.
No. I don't care how good these beads would have smelled had I let them fully dry. No one wants to wear a necklace that looks like goat droppings.
Lesson learned. Sometimes you can't substitute supplies no matter how badly you want them to work.
Any lessons learned the hard way in your crafting adventures?